Christmas Gift Box for multi-action
Christmas gift box for multi-action, with hand and body cream mastiha 50ml, body butter mastiha 50ml, and pure olive oil soap 85gr.
There is evidence that the cultivation and exploitation of mastic originate in ancient years, during the Hellenistic period. Mastic was a gift for Chios and at the same time a curse since it has always been the bone of contention for conquerors. There is even a medieval legend that explains the reason behind this phenomenon, according to which the mastic trees started crying as an expression of lament when Agios Isidoros was severely tortured by the Romans on the island.
When Christopher Columbus visited the island in the 15th century, mastic had already become the trademark of Chios. From ancient times mastic has been used as natural medicine. Many Greek ancient writers refer to the therapeutic properties of mastic.
A leaf fossil from a mastic tree has been found dating six million years.
The Byzantine empire delivered the island to the Genovese in the 14th century. The Genovese managed to systematize the production and trading of mastic. The Ottomans, successors of the Genovese, mandated the people of Chios to pay special taxes in kind (mastic). After World War I, mastic production declined and its value dropped. During recent years, systematic research, development, and promotion have increased sales and reputation but also the price of mastic, so the growers revived their interest again.